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Hoist Inspection Webinar, Part 1: Why Performing Daily Pre-Operational Assessments ...

Recently, the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) of MHI hosted a webinar entitled “Pre-op/Daily Hoist Inspection: What You Need To Know To Be Safe, Productive and Compliant.” The 45-minute session explained the importance of conducting an assessment of an overhead hoist ...
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Know Your Hoist Operation Guidelines To Ensure Worker, Facility Safety

Hoists are an integral part of overhead lifting, often serving as the link between the load and the overhead crane or monorail system. Therefore, their proper operation and maintenance is critical to ensuring the safety of workers using the overhead ...
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Overhead And Gantry Inspections 101: Learn The Basics

To ensure both the safety and the optimal functionality of an overhead or gantry crane, it is critical to inspect a variety of components and operating functions at specific intervals. As recommended by the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) ...
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Register Today For The Online Overhead Lifting Safety Conference In ...

Advance registration is now open for the third annual Overhead Lifting Safety Conference (www.overheadliftingsafety.org). Previously held concurrently to MHI’s ProMat and MODEX shows, the Conference will be held this year in a weekly webinar format this September — coinciding with ...
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Workstation Cranes And Monorails: How They Improve Worker Safety

Workstation bridge cranes and monorails are frequently deployed in manufacturing and assembly operations to assist workers who need to lift, handle, and move heavy objects as part of their assigned tasks. Both enhance worker safety in a variety of ways, ...
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Explore The Latest Advances In Radio Crane Control

Since the initial advent of wireless, radio frequency (RF) based crane control that relied on one-way communication from an operator-held transmitter to a crane-mounted receiver, there have been significant advances — particularly on the receiver end of the technology. Over ...
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MMA Standards Ensure Monorails, Workstation Cranes Enhance Worker Safety And ...

To ensure that workstation cranes, monorails, and patented track systems installed in facilities for overhead material handling and load movement are properly designed and manufactured for a given application, the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA) offers two separate specifications documents: 1-2016 ...
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Training, Certification Programs Keep Overhead Lifting Environments Safe While Maximizing ...

To ensure the safest and most productive working environment, ongoing training on proper use of all equipment is a must. The same rule applies to overhead handling systems. Employees who are properly trained and certified to operate and repair cranes, ...
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Virtual Reality Game Introduces Beginners To Overhead Lifting Equipment Operation

While books and videos remain a great way to learn about a topic—such as how overhead handling equipment operates—nothing replaces the knowledge gained through the experience of actually working with cranes and hoists. Yet the chances that a company would ...
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Keep Your Distance! How Load Controls Keep Employees Safe During ...

Lifting loads is just one third of the function of cranes, hoists and monorails deployed in manufacturing and distribution facilities. Equally important are the safe maneuvering and precise placement of the load once it’s up in the air. That’s why ...